Copyright © 1998, 1999 Martin K. Petersen
Copyright © 2001, 2003, 2004 George Lebl
Copyright © 2003 Red Hat, Inc.
Copyright © 2003, 2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
This manual describes version 188.8.131.52 of the GNOME Display Manager. It was last updated on 7/14/2004.
GDM - Gnome Display Manager. Used to describe the software package as a whole. Sometimes also referred to as GDM2.
gdm - The Gnome Display Manager daemon (gdm).
Greeter - The graphical login window (gdmlogin or gdmgreeter).
Standard Greeter - The standard login window ( gdmlogin).
Graphical Greeter - The themable login window ( gdmgreeter).
Chooser - The host chooser which appears on remote displays sending INDIRECT queries (gdmchooser).
Configurator - The configuration program (gdmsetup).
Paths that start with a word in angle brackets are relative to the installation prefix. I.e. <share>/pixmaps/ refers to /usr/share/pixmaps if GDM was configured with --prefix=/usr. Normally also note that GDM is installed with --sysconfigdir=/etc/X11, meaning any path to which we refer to as <etc>/gdm/PreSession usually means /etc/X11/gdm/PreSession. Note that for interoperability it is recommended that you use a prefix of /usr and a sysconfdir of /etc/X11.